Mystery of Longwei slot review
Mystery of Longwei slot is a bit different to the usual output of iSoftBet, famous for some great games like Paranormal Activity and Rambo to name but a couple. Here we have allusions to the colossal symbols games such as Big Blox and Aloha Cluster Pays but this time with an Oriental theme. The theme naturally starts our game with gentle Eastern music and a grid laid over a landscape with pagodas and temples to set the mood and gentle drumming sounds as the reels halt. So will our bankroll last here, or is it a Longwei from being safe?
On the reels...
The icons are stacked on our 5 reels of 4 rows apiece with 40 paying lines, with the exception of the Wild on all reels which is only a single icon. There are 12 standard symbols of which 6 are premium: Phoenix, Tiger, Panda, Lily, Fish and Gold Jar awarding 25 down to 6x bet respectively. The 6 card values make up the remainder paying 4 or 2.5x bet for 5-of-a-kind. You may want to see The Dragon appear on reel though for the first of two decent features Mystery of Longwei slot offers us.
Dragon Colossal spins
A Dragon on reel 1 will offer us up to 4 Colossal Spins. If it lands on the top row that is. This because it will move down one row on each subsequent paid spin and each time it does it will spin to reveal a single icon which can include the Wild. The centre 3 reels are now populated by 3x3 block symbols so you hope that the one landing fully or partially in view matches the one the Dragon has revealed, if not a Wild. This feature often retriggers i.e. when the Dragon moves down one row it appears again above it somewhere on reel 1 so you get 2 or even 3 or 4 mystery reveals on reel 1 in play at once which can be the same or different. Can yield some big wins!
Three, four or five scatters will trigger 10, 20 or 30 free spins respectively. You cannot retrigger them but during them reels 2 to 5 are populated mainly by premium symbol Colossal icons leading to the some potentially big wins. The game's best win is 1000x bet for the full screen of Phoenix and it's here you'd be most likely to see it.
Initially Mystery of Longwei slot didn't light my fire but when I realized the reel 1 Dragon Colossal spins were quite frequent and re-triggered often also seldom paying less than 20x bet I was quite impressed. The free games are more volatile and can give poor or high returns, rarely in between. The RTP is a very good 97.01% too and the game I'd suggest is slightly higher than medium on the scale of variance. The graphics and sounds are pleasant and not harsh or aggressive although animation is limited. As it turns out, I was a Longwei from being displeased by this slot...